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    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again
    Dec12

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again

    The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian forces had seized the southwestern Sheikh Said...

    Blast near Coptic cathedral in Cairo kills at least 20 people
    Dec11

    Blast near Coptic cathedral in Cairo kills at least 20 people

    An explosion near Cairo`s Coptic cathedral has killed at least 20 people and wounded 35 others, Egyptian officials say, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Egypt`s official MENA news agency reported that the December 11 blast was caused by a bomb thrown by an assailant into St. Peter`s church, next to St. Mark`s Cathedral,...

    Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attack
    Dec11

    Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attack

    Turkey has declared a day of national mourning over the twin bombing in Istanbul which killed 29 people, Milliyet daily newspaper reported, according to TASS. According to a decree signed by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, flags will be lowered to half-mast across the country, TASS wrote. The first explosion occurred on Saturday around 22:30...

    Russian troops increased attacks on Ukraine positions up to 70 times in last day
    Dec11

    Russian troops increased attacks on Ukraine positions up to 70 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 70 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size Most of the attacks occurred in the Mariupol sector where Russia`s hybrid military force fired 152mm and 122mm artillery at...

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters
    Dec11

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters

    Syrian`s military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus`s allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week, according to Reuters. Russia, whose military intervention helped turn the war in President Bashar al-Assad`s favor, said the...

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 31 times in last day
    Dec10

    Russian troops attack Ukraine 31 times in last day

    Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 31 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. View map in full size In the Luhansk sector, the enemy used 120mm and 82mm mortars on the villages of Troyitske and Novozvanivka. The occupiers...

    OSCE to replace drones shot down over east Ukraine
    Dec10

    OSCE to replace drones shot down over east Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday launched a tender for long-range drones after losing eight such aircraft over eastern Ukraine since it began a monitoring mission there, according to Reuters. ”Many of our drones were electronically destroyed or shot down,” OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told...

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia
    Dec10

    Human rights activists: 2,200 Ukraine prisoners moved from occupied Crimea to Russia

    Crimean human rights activists claim at least 2,200 prisoners with Ukrainian citizenship have been relocated from occupied Crimea to Russia since the beginning of the occupation. ”According to expert of the Regional Centre for Human Rights, lawyer Roman Martynovskiy, only for the period of the occupation of Crimea at least 2,200 detained citizens...

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation
    Dec09

    Russia wants to use improving relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” Crimea annexation

    Russia intends to use the improvement of relations with Turkey for ”legalizing” the annexation of Crimea among the Crimean Tatar population, according to the Information Resistance activist group. ”In particular, Russian State Duma MP, Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities Ruslan Balbek has told a number of confidants that one...

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